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Slow Cooker Applesauce – With Only 4 Ingredients!
I'm so excited about this slow cooker applesauce recipe!
Over the weekend I shared over on Facebook that I was trying my hand at homemade applesauce, and it worked.
I'd tried to make it years ago (but it may have been apple butter that I tried to make?) but whatever it was, I burned it completely and just about chargrilled Mrs. Potts by baking her in blackened apple charcoal mess.
After finding a stock up price on apples, I decided to try this slow cooker applesauce again. I was thrilled with how yummy it turned out ~ served warm or cold it's just the best.
(My family claimed it almost as good as Cracker Barrel ~ high praise around here.) 🙂
If you're trying to determine a decent price on apples for your apple recipes (like Apple Cake, Apple Dumplings, Skillet Apple Pie, Snickers Apple Salad), aim to pay less between $0.50 – $0.80 per pound during the Fall season.
And if you're lucky enough to live near an apple orchard (or have a friend who has an apple tree), this time of year is a great time to stock up!
Here's how to get started making this Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce:
Homemade Applesauce Ingredients:
- Apples (tart variety)
- Lemon Juice
You'll want to start by going ahead by peeling and coring your apples. I love using my Apple Peeler KitchenAid attachment, but if you don't have a KitchenAid, this Apple Peeler is under $15 shipped. It truly does make this process SO much easier 🙂
Once your apples are ready, add them into your slow cooker along with the cinnamon and sugar. We like a LOT of cinnamon in our applesauce, so feel free to adjust the amount to your liking.
Next, add water and lemon juice to your slow cooker, then cook on low for 3 – 4 hours.
While the slow cooker applesauce is cooking, occasionally peek in on it and give it a stir. You'll also want to mash with a fork as you check on it – this again will be to your liking depending on how smooth you like your applesauce.
Once it has cooked, you can enjoy it warm or allow to cool .
Slow Cooker Applesauce
- 4 lb Apples Tart Variety, Peeled and Cored
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- Mix apples, cinnamon, and sugar and place in the slow cooker.
- Add water and lemon juice.
- Cook on low 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally and mashing with a fork depending on how “mashed” you want them to be. My slow cooker cooks very quickly and mine were just about ready at 3 hours, so I turned them to the “warming” option on my slow cooker and let them cook another 2 hours.
- Serve warm or cold – yum!
Note – my slow cooker applesauce turned out very brown ~ I think because of the cinnamon? I did use lemon juice which should have kept it from browning, but added a little more cinnamon than some recipes called for because we love cinnamon at our house. Would love to hear if yours turns out that color or if it's lighter!
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